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Dec 10, 2014
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oneiric
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oneiric

PRONUNCIATION:
(oh-NY-rik)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to dreams; dreamy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek oneiros (dream). Earliest documented use: 1859.

USAGE:
"Fellini's films, always fantastical, soon took a distinctly oneiric turn, and he eventually filled some five hundred sheets with drawings and descriptions of his dreams."
The Book of Dreams; The New Yorker; Sep 1, 2008.

See more usage examples of oneiric in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
"Faith" is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see -- / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency. -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)

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